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June 6, 2017
85 percent of the top science jobs in Trump’s government don’t even have a nominee
Washington Post
The Post’s ongoing analysis of vacant science positions is based on a National Academy of Sciences listing of the “most critical federal science and technology appointments” but is confined to Senate-confirmed posts.

March 13, 2017
Scientists are conspicuously missing from Trump’s government
Washington Post
The Post analysis was based on a listing of top federal science and technology positions compiled by the National Academy of Sciences, combined with an ongoing analysis by The Washington Post and the Partnership for Public Service of over 500 key Senate-confirmed government slots that must be filled.